How blatantly guilty do you have to be in order to officially lose a civil trial before it begins? That’s the question Donald Trump is now facing, as a judge has found him liable for fraud before his New York civil fraud trial even begins. Trump isn’t taking the news well, to put it mildly.
The New York judge also revoked Donald Trump’s business licenses in New York, and ordered that all of Trump’s business assets within the state be immediately put into receivership and dissolved. It’s the end of the Trump Organization, the end of every Trump-owned business in New York, and the end of Donald Trump financially.
Donald Trump’s response, while completely over the top, is startling in its laziness. On his social media site, Trump simply posted a screen capture of the same meltdown he’d already posted yesterday about the case, and slapped a “statement” headline on top of the screen capture.
Given that Trump seemingly lacks the technological skills to do such a thing, it’s possible that his babysitters copy-pasted this recycled “statement” together in his absence, while he was off sleeping or wandering around in a stupor. Does Trump even know that today’s ruling happened? Are his babysitters keeping the news from him? Just how far gone is this guy?
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report